AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

JOHN PAUL JONES Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

by | Read by Dan Cashman

Biography & Memoir • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

The hero buried beneath the chapel at the American Naval Academy was a study in contradictions. Selfless in battle, he was notably self-regarding in society. John Adams called him "leprous with vanity." Jones fought brilliantly to create a new world yet so yearned to please the aristocracy of the old one that he returned Lady Selkirk's silver plate after having risked his life to capture it on a raid on the coast of Scotland. Dan Cashman's voice is a fine, clear instrument, but his performance is marred by its ambition. The light brogue with which he italicizes Jones's own words is welcome. His attempt to affect a different accent for every character--French/Russian, man/woman, young/old--is markedly less successful. B.H.C.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2003

CD ISBN 1400101042 $51.99 • Twelve CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×